Episode #65 – The Former President of Fidelity on Remote Work

Today’s guest is Bob Pozen, the former president of Fidelity Investments. He teaches a course at MIT Sloan called “Maximizing your own Productivity” and he recently authored a book with Alexendra Samuel titled, Remote, Inc.: How to Thrive at Work…Wherever You Are.

Topics

  • Why we shouldn’t think of ourselves as a “remote worker,” rather we should think of ourselves as “Remote, Inc.”
  • Why the mindset of becoming a “business of one” is so important
  • The critical role autonomy plays in becoming an productive and happy remote worker
  • Why companies need to shift from measuring “hours worked” to measuring results
  • What was unique about how Peter Lynch managed his time at Fidelity
  • Why we should leave an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon for thinking time
  • How writing helps you clarify your thinking
  • Why everyone should aim for the optimal amount of remote work
  • Why remote work is here to stay (at least in some form) and how to prepare for the future.

Books & Resources

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